To know before you go...
International Date Line
If traveling from the US, you will be crossing the International Date Line. Most commonly, flights depart LAX in the evening, and arrive in Fiji 2 days later. That means if you leave on a Saturday, you won't get to Fiji until Monday. This is very important when planning your accommodations.
On the way home, you'll also depart Fiji at night. You'll make up the lost day, and arrive home the same day, in the afternoon usually, meaning you arrive before you left.
Fiji is an island nation roughly the size of Hawaii, located near New Zealand and Australia. What makes it worth the extra 5 hours of flying time beyond Hawaii is that Fiji only receives about 1% of the visitors that Hawaii gets. Even so, the tourist industry is fairly good, making accommodations, transportation, and other tourist facilities nearly up to Western standards.
Culture of Fiji
In part, because of the relatively few tourists that visit here, Fiji has retained many of the customs that make it such a treat to experience. Kava ceremonies are still routine, and chiefs often hold sway in local villages.
Fiji is a modest nation. While bathing suits are fine in resort areas, please respect the local culture and wear proper clothing (shirt and shorts are fine most places) when in public. The Fijians are warm, friendly people.
Weather in Fiji
The tables below display average monthly climate indicators in major cities based on 8 years of historical weather readings.
Temperature by: Fahrenheit / Centigrade
LAUTOKA 17 60 S, 177 45 E, 0 feet (0 meters) above sea level.
See Geography IQ for more information.
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What to bring
- bathing suits
- snorkel gear
- walking shoes
- reef shoes/sandals for the water
- underwater camera
- beach towels
- maybe a sun dress or nicer outfit to wear to dinner at Wananavu.